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Attend Spartanburg Methodist College Tuition Free

Students who graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA can attend Spartanburg Methodist College tuition free. A savings of $12,723. Other scholarships and grants may also be available to cover the cost of room and board.  Apply early for the best financial aid awards. Attend a Discovery Day and receive even more. Discovery Day

Register for NCAA

Any senior who is contemplating playing a sport at the college level must be registered with the NCAA. Be sure to complete a transcript request in the office after you have registered. Register

Academic Common Market

Would you like to attend an out-of-state school for in-state tuition?

The Academic Common Market is a program that could enables students to attend out-of-state schools that offer a major that a South Carolina school does not have for in-state tuition. It is only for public colleges and universities.  The only catch is that participants cannot take advantage of state scholarships. Learn more at sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html

Applying to USC? Check this out.

The USC Guide to Planning Your Senior Year

Important Links

Scholarships: Cappex.com
College application information: collegeapps.about.com
College class equivalencies: sctrac.org
State scholarships: che.sc.gov

South Carolina State Scholarships

HOPE Scholarship 4-Year SC – Public or Private
Award: $2500 . First year only.
Requirements: 3.00 GPA.  No application needed.

LIFE Scholarship – 2-Year SC Public or Private
Award: Up to the cost of USC Regional campuses. Up to 2 years.
Requirements: 3.00 GPA. Must maintain GPA. No application needed.

LIFE Scholarship – SC Technical College
Award: Cost of tuition. Up to 2 years.
Requirements: 3.00 GPA. Must maintain GPA. No application needed.

LIFE Scholarship – Four-Year SC Public or Private
Award: Up to $5000. Up to 4 years.
Requirements: Must meet 2 of 3: 3.00 GPA/Top 30% senior class/1100 SAT or 24 ACT. Must maintain GPA. No application needed.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship* – 4-Year SC Colleges and Universities-Public or Private
Award: $7500
Requirements: Must meet all: Ranked cumulatively 1 or 2 for 10th or 11th or 12th, 1200 SAT/27 ACT, 3.5 GPA. Must maintain GPA. Must complete application through counselor.  *Many colleges add additional scholarships/Benefits for Palmetto Fellows.

LIFE/Palmetto Fellows Math/Science Enhancement 4-Year SC Public or Private
Award – Up to $2500. Sophomore-Senior Year.
Requirements – 14 hours of math/science courses freshman year (Dual-enrollment counts.)
CHE Approved Programs for Scholarship Enhancements. Check major under each college.